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Gospel of Matthew in Its Roman Imperial Context

Author: John Riches; David C Sim
Publisher: London : Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd., 2005
Series: Journal for the study of the New Testament., Supplement series ;, 276; Early Christianity in context
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Examining how Matthew's gospel reflects the situation in which the community found itself after the fall of Jerusalem and the subsequent humiliation of Jews, this volume 276 in the "Journal for the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Riches; David C Sim
ISBN: 0567084582 9780567084583 0567084485 9780567084484
OCLC Number: 466212774
Notes: In what sense does Matthew's Gospel reflect the colonial situation in which the community found itself after the fall of Jerusalem, and the subsequent humiliation of Jews across the Roman Empire? To what extent was Matthew seeking to oppose Rome's claims to authority and sovereignty over the whole world, to set up alternative systems of power and society, to forge new senses of identity? If Matthew's community felt itself to be living on the margins of society, where did it see the centre as lying? In Judaism or in Rome? And how did Matthew's approach to such problems compare with that of Jews who were not followers of Jesus Christ, and with that of others -, Jews and Gentiles -, who were followers?
Description: 202 s. ; 234 x 156 mm
Contents: Part One: Contemporary religious responses to Roman Imperialism; Chapter 1. Understanding empires and their subjects; Chapter 2. Rome in apocalyptic and rabbinic literature; Chapter 3. Rome in other New Testament writings; Chapter 4. Josephus and Rome; Part Two: Matthew in Imperial Context; Chapter 5: Matthew's eschatology; Chapter 6: Roman characters in Matthew's Gospel; Chapter 7: Matthew and mission; Chapter 8: Matthew's Christology
Series Title: Journal for the study of the New Testament., Supplement series ;, 276; Early Christianity in context
Responsibility: ed. by John Riches and David C. Sim

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